Green beans with anchovies

green beans 200g
anchovies 6 large fillets
an egg yolk
olive oil 4 tbsp
red wine vinegar 2 tbsp

Trim the beans. Bring a deep pan of water to the boil, then salt it lightly.

Lower the beans into the boiling water and cook for 6 minutes, no longer. Mash the anchovies to a paste with a mortar and pestle, then mix in the egg yolk. Adding the oil a little at a time, mix thoroughly in a repetitive clockwise motion until you have a loose, mayonnaise-like dressing. Then mix in the vinegar.

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